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The Eighteenth Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. A spectacular event, the Festival has a line-up of more than 230 films from over 65 countries, seminars, special events and Gala receptions.

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2007 Best of Fest

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The films chosen for Best of the Fest have been culled from audience and critics favorites for Best Film and Best Documentary of the Festival, in addition to Jury picks and Family-friendly favorites.

Monday in person ticketing will only be available at Regal and Camelot box offices.

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Archival Treasures

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This year we honor the excellence of yesteryear with the Archival Treasures section of the Festival. Two special presentations rediscover our international cinematic heritage: the Czech classic Marketa Lazarova (1966) and The Damned Don’t Cry (1950). Since it isn’t available on DVD or ... more

Awards Buzz - Best Documentary Feature

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Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film

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We are happy to present the annual gathering of the films that are the official submissions for Academy Award® consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category more

Awards Buzz - Documentary Short Film

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This year the Academy has given a preliminary nod to eight short extraordinary documentaries that illuminate the lives of not-so-ordinary people. Before Ellen reaches for the envelope, we present for your consideration: more

Cine Latino

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This striking showcase of new films from Latin America, Spain features guest appearances by the brightest lights in contemporary Latin filmmaking, and screenings of the hottest films emerging from the Spanish-speaking film world. more

Gala Presentations

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John Schlesinger Award

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New Voices/New Visions

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Our programmers have chosen 13 films from newly emerging directors from around the world for this special juried section of the Festival. The films were chosen for this competitive showcase to highlight the work of extraordinary new filmmakers whose voices and approach are particularly distinctive i... more

Skøl! Scandinavia

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The selection of films spotlights some of the best films being made in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. more

Special Presentations

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Two extraordinary new films will be presented with special guests in attendance. more

Super Charged Cinema

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This late-night series will hold particular appeal for adventurous filmgoers, featuring four films that run the gamut from the edgy to the downright outrageous, with an emphasis on high-octane entertainment. The four films that our programmers have chosen for this year’s showcase include sterling ex... more

Talking Pictures

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This series of seminars, master classes and panel discussions focuses on various elements of the filmmaking process. The events feature filmmakers, film critics, and industry experts in spirited discussions about the medium of film. Many of the discussions include film clips or screenings as part of... more

The Cîroc Modern Masters Showcase

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This special showcase of international films highlights ten directors who have distinguished themselves as masters in the field of filmmaking over the course of their long and distinguished careers.

Celebrated in the world of international cinema for their distinctive approach to storytelling, ea... more

True Stories

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Documentaries have emerged as a major force in the theatrical marketplace and now reach a much broader audience, rivaling the draw of traditional narrative features. This section presents an overview of the best new non-fiction cinema from around the world. more

World Cinema Now

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This wide-ranging overview of contemporary international cinema provides a sampling of the essential new films from around the world, including a number of World and US Premieres, and prizewinners from major festivals worldwide. more

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